New Delhi, Feb 11 : Panasonic India, a global leader in innovation and technology, today marked its entry into the feature phone market by launching two new phones- EZ240 and EZ180.
Continuing with its focus on the mobility segment, and following up on the recent success in the smartphones category, these phones are designed to deliver an affordable mobile experience to its consumers.
Priced at Rs. 1,790 and Rs. 1,350 respectively, these are the only devices in the Indian feature phone market which are CE certified.
New Delhi, February 11 : Stars of the upcoming film 'Gunday', Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh , have opened up about their Valentine's Day plans and their ideas about love.
Chopra said that she thinks love is the most important thing in the world and she is going to spend her valentine's day with her ' Gunday' co-stars.
"My idea of love is be original, I think Love is what makes the world go round, it's the most important thing in the world," the 'Barfi!' actress said.
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Anushka Sharma came on Twitter to lay to rest the ongoing rumours about her lips.
She tweeted "Lately there has been a LOT of talk about me in this particular episode of Koffee with Karan . Mainly regarding my lips. I am here to just convey what I have to say regarding the same. I am talking about it only because this story has taken a scary direction and things have been 'blown out of proportion' ( pun intended)"
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Ranveer Singh has claimed that portraying the role of a gangster in his upcoming film ' Gunday ' was a dream come true for him.
The 28-year-old actor said that he always had a fascination for gangster movies like 'City of God', 'Casino', 'Vastav', 'Company' and 'Satya' while growing up.
The 'Lootera' star added that he loves bad boys with good heart. (ANI)
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said there are a few channels that were directly sponsored by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and they could not report against him.
He requested the channels which did not fall under this category to stand up for the public and stop acts of increasing corruption that has resulted in the rise of gas prices.
"We know that there are a few TV channels in the country that are directly sponsored by Mukesh Ambani. We also know that there are few media house owners who themselves own gas wells in the country," said Kejriwal.
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K Advani's statement about his party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday said Advani was just trying to compensate for opposing Modi earlier by praising him now.
"It is too soon to say whether Modi's governance would be better than Advani's but it is clear that Advani is now just trying to compensate for his opposition to Modi," said Siddiqui.
New Delhi, Feb 11 : U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma here, and the two are reported to have discussed concerns over the rise in sub-standard foods and drugs entering the United States.
Hamburg's visit, planned for February 10-18, comes less than two weeks after the FDA banned products from a fourth facility owned by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited due to manufacturing violations, effectively shutting the company out of the U. S. market for the foreseeable future.
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Commenting on U. S ambassador's upcoming meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, BJP leader Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that Modi was not dying to go to America and that the latter was extending an olive branch to Modi looking at the changed scenario.
"Modi is not dying to go to America. It is upto them to decide whatever they want to do. The U. S seeing the changed scenario is now extending an olive branch to Modi," said Azad.
"We will decide it when the time comes on whether we want to go or not," he said.
New Delhi, Feb 10 : India has completed three years without polio, a landmark achievement which would pave the way for a polio-free certification from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the health ministry Monday said.
The ministry said 40,000 reporting units, including health facilities, annually report 60,000 cases of paralysis to the polio surveillance network - National Polio Surveillance Project.
Each of these cases are followed up and 120,000 stool samples collected from the patients are tested annually in the eight WHO accredited laboratories, according to a release from the health ministry.
New Delhi, Feb 10 : Different from the usual mush and romantic comedies, this Valentine's Day enjoy director Ali Abbas Zafar's atypical action thriller "Gunday".
Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on Feb 14 and the film is also coming out on the same day.
Featuring Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Irrfan, "Gunday" made on an approximate budget of Rs. 50 crore which includes promotions, will reportedly hit more than 2,000 screens across the country.
Trade analyst Rajesh Thadani is hopeful about the action thriller's box office prospects.
New Delhi, Feb 10 : The BJP Monday accused the Congress of "posturing" on the Telangana bill, saying the ruling party has no intention to pass it.
"Congress is only posturing on the Telangana bill. They are not serious about passing it," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravishankar Prasad said.
"Congress is unable to control its own members. They are disrupting the house, they are not even serious about running parliament," he said.
New Delhi, Feb 10 : India and the US are in talks to create an "institutional mechanism" to address issues related to trade and investments in healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Monday.
Talking to reporters after meeting Commissioner for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Margaret Hamburg here, Sharma said both sides recognise importance of the partnership and are willing to address the issue affecting it.
New Delhi, February 10 : As Valentine's Day approaches, Shah Rukh Khan has tweeted about finding love.
The 48-year-old 'Chennai Express' star wrote, "There is no rite person for you, only different flavors of wrong. So you have to find the person who is wrong for you in just the rite way".
Khan had previously admitted that his father has always been his favorite romantic hero. (ANI)
New Delhi, Feb 10 : President Pranab Mukherjee will preside over a two-day conference of governors on February 13 and 14 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
This is the 45th Governors' Conference and the second such conference to be presided over by Mukherjee.
Thirty governors and Lt. Governors of states and union territories will be attending the conference.
New Delhi, February 10 : A teenager has broken a Guinness World Record of getting the highest score on the popular game Angry Birds.
Hecaterina Kinumi, who had previously broken a record after playing Final Fantasy X during 38 hours and 6 minutes, got a score of 36.000 points playing ' Angry Birds Poached Eggs 1-1', Visual Distinction Corporation reported.
The teenager attempted the record and got the highest score the next day and has become the 9th person of the world with the highest score on the game. (ANI)
New Delhi, February 10 : During the promotion of her upcoming film ' Shaadi Ke Side Effects', Vidya Balan has revealed that there are always positive effects of marriage.
The ' Kahaani' star said "it really depends on how you look at it. If you are in love then you find the side effects positive, if you are not then God help you".
The film, which features Farhan Akhtar alongside the 36-year-old actress, is about a young couple who struggle to rediscover love after their marriage and is a sequel to the 2006 hit film, 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', which starred Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat.
New Delhi, Feb 10 : Terming Parliament as the "Gangotri of Democracy", President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said adherence to Constitutional principles must be a matter of top priority.
Unveiling the Photographs of Presidents of Central Legislative Assembly and portraits of former Speakers of Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament House, Mukherjee said: "Indian Parliament is the Gangotri of our democracy. It represents the will and the aspirations of billion plus people of India and is the link between the people and the government."
New Delhi, Feb 8 : Vidya Balan has admitted that her upcoming film ' Shaadi Ke Side Effects' shows the male perspective of marriage.
While promoting the film at the Radio Mirchi studio in Mumbai, the 36-year-old said that it is about the imagination of a man of how life would be if he was still single.
The 'Kahaani' star added that there is no special song on her in the movie, as all the songs are filmed with her co-star Farhan Akhtar.
New Delhi, Feb 7 : The Indian economy is set to grow below five percent for the second consecutive year due to contraction in manufacturing and mining sectors.
Ahead of a vote on account for the coming fiscal Feb 17, the government Friday lowered growth forecast for the current financial year ending March 31, 2014, to 4.9 percent against the 4.5 percent expansion recorded in the previous financial year.
This projection is sharply lower than 6.1 to 6.7 percent economic expansion pegged by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the annual budget for 2013-14 presented in February last year.
New Delhi, February 7 : Priyanka Chopra, teamed up with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, to promote their upcoming love triangle, action crime thriller ' Gunday'.
The ' Lootera' star said, "We are just loooking forward for a good platform to let the people know that our film is releasing on February 14th film so that more people flock to the theatres on that day".